Rivers State

Total E&P: If Others Acted Like Gov. Wike, #COVID19 Cases Would Have Been Lower

Total Exploration and Production Limited (Total E&P) has asserted that the number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria would have been reduced if other state governors were as proactive as Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike.

Total E&P commended Governor Wike for his proactive approach towards tackling the coronavirus pandemic.

This declaration was made by the Executive General Manager of Total E&P, Port Harcourt Administration, Godwin Barika, who led a delegation of the company on Monday to make further presentation to support the State Government’s fight against the spread of coronavirus at the Government House, Port Harcourt.

Mr Barika said: “We want to thank the Governor of Rivers State Nyesom Ezenwo Wike. He has been very exemplary.

“We have joined forces with him because he is wonderful and proactive.

“He saw ahead. If every other states did what he has done, we would have had reduced number of cases.

“Total E&P will continue to support the Rivers State Government to defeat COVID-19.

“We thank you. We support you. We have also given what we think can support the State because we believe in the state.

“This is where we work. This is where our facilities are and we will continue to be here to join forces in ensuring that the economy of this state grows.

“We came to show that support. We also came to make requests for what we will require to ensure that our operations continue.”

The company solicited the support of the Rivers State Government as they work to address challenges offshore.

“We also to be very sure that if we have challenges offshore, we are able to take care of such challenges. He has signed several approvals for us and we are very grateful.

“Even after COVID-19, we will continue to relate with the Rivers State Government to ensuring that the economy of this state grows.”

Governor, Wike began his response by commending Total E&P for their support in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

He said: “On behalf of the Government and People of Rivers State, I commend Total E&P for supporting the state Government as regards the fight against coronavirus.

“You have shown that you care for the lives of those who work with you and Rivers people.

“The Rivers State Government will publicly appreciate all donors in Newspaper Publications.

“At the appropriate time, Rivers State Government will publish donations made by individuals and corporate bodies. Those who are friends of Rivers State, who supported the State.

“This is the period the State Government requires the support of organisations and people.

“The great relationship should continue well after the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This is the period you require the support of people. We believe that this relationship will continue. Not after COVID-19, nobody will see you.

“Try as much as you can to carry out your corporate social responsibility in the communities where you operate. That gives you peace and good relationship with the communities.”